Nossos Corpos por Nós Mesmas (forthcoming late 2020)
Translation: Our Bodies by Ourselves
Our Bodies, Ourselves Project
This project is coordinated by the Coletivo Feminista Sexualidade e Saúde (CFSS). CFSS is collaborating with people at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and Universidade de Campinas (Unicamp).
The group is currently translating multiple chapters of “Our Bodies, Ourselves.” The full edition, updated with information about Brazilian women’s lives, will be published in three volumes. The first volume, with eleven chapters, including body image, abortion, birth, sexually transmitted infections, perimenopause and menopause, will be released in 2020.
How to Obtain Copies
The book will be available in print and on the website of Coletivo Feminista Sexualidade e Saúde: www.mulheres.org.br
Content available online
COMMUNITY ACTION & ACTIVISM
This group is collaborating to create accessible, evidence-based information on women’s health and sexuality, especially for those in neglected and stigmatized communities. They hope their work will encourage and promote discussion among those with different areas of knowledge, including students, physicians, researchers, midwives, and psychologists.
This is a particularly important issue in Brazil, which, despite good and free public assistance for family planning and contraceptives, has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in place (both doctors/medical staff and women can face jail time for abortion) and huge amount of obstetrician violence, in the form of mandatory c-sections and gynecological abuse.